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. >> today is day five of a strike that's shut down seven of eight terminals at the port of los angeles and three at the port of long beach. long shore men walked off the job to support a clerical worker strike and that's caused nine ships to be diverted to other ports including oakland. 40% of the imports pass through the ports in los angeles and long beach. >>> at the port of oakland a possible freement has been reached there. members of is the diu local 1021 are set to vote next week. this a week after a worker strike and more than a year after members voted down the last contract. the union is made up of support staff. >> a state board has released a plan to restore the delta to provide a more reliable water supply. the council issued the final draft of its plan yesterday. it includes recommendations like reducing water suppliers dependance on the delta and expanding habitats. the delta currently provides drinking water to two thirds of the state and provides irrigation to five million acres of crops movement japan is handing over five million dollars to the united states to help p
to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores in longshoreman at more than a dozen ports from main to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the impact would be great. obviously on the dollar value side. on the cargo handling side but also on the job side because again these sports are major economic generators. >> richard of the maryland port administrator and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> your mom and pop retailer to your farmer to the trucking company that has to pick up the container atmosphere the port. so not just at the port but nationwide for everybody else that relays on the ports to move their commerce. >> coming at the same time as the fiscal cliff impasse it's a potentially devastating one-two punch for the economy. neither the longshoreman's union or alliance representing the shipping companies could give us anyone
francisco, petaluma all the porting wind damage. this continues as this front moves through the area. it leaves us by the afternoon. again, looking at widespread range anywhere from a half-inch to an inch falling with some of this heavier rain is the falling over parts of the bay area. we are tracking the russian river as well as the napa river. it looks like later today into the afternoon along the russian river, it will be to our morning. but the storm is setting on, we are looking a partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. we will continue to track those rivers are you into the afternoon. mark will be here a bit later and he will be all over the situation as well. here are the current wind. napa reporting 13, oakland 31. mountain view is not too bad. livermore 23, fairfield 28. i have seen clocking winds of up to 50 miles per hour. these are significant winds. these winds will break large branches, take down small trees, topple those power lines. we are seeing power outages at this time. palo alto reporting 12. we are looking at winds gusting to 53 miles per hour in some cases righ
:49. there's been another shakeup at the port of oakland, into questionable spending of money. james caan is now stepping down. the audit says some of the port's credit cardholders skirted spending limits on single transactions. it also says more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts may violent state and federal laws and that some expenses expose the port to tax liabilities. >>> it is something that we take seriously and are not gonna close our eyes, too. we're gonna look at it. make sure that mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he's the second executive to step down. omar benjamin abruptly retired last month. the port says the two racked up more than $5,000 in charges at two strip luns. the money has since been -- clubs. the money has since been repaid. >>> more than 40,000 people visit it every day. how a redesign will make a popular part of fisherman's wharf even better. >>> our time is now 7:53. four nfl players will find out today if their suspensions for a bounty investigation of the new orleans saints will be upheld, reduced or thrown out. former commissioner paul tagliabue will
15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police
's biggest port. but contracts have resumed in long beach and the port of los angeles. this has dramatically reduced unloading. >>> a bike lane in golden gate park is still controversial. cyclists ride between parked cars and the sidewalk along one and a half miles of j.f.k. drive. transportation officials say drivers and cyclists now travel slower. the disability activities they say it cuts off their access to the sidewalk. so now they are thinking about taking legal action aimed at shutting down that bike lane. >>> there is a new development in the central subway project. the chronicle reports that muni is ready abandon plans to big up parts of columbus avenue. muni wanted to do that to remove drills machines after the project. some neighbors didn't like that and filed a lawsuit. muni says it will remove the machines near the abandoned pagot -- pagota theater. >>> bank of america is putting off monthly fees because they are testing a new fee structure in arizona, georgia and massachusetts. it's been charging between $6 and $25 a month depending upon the level of service and type of account
at the ports of long beach and los angeles. workers returned to work about 35 minutes ago ending an eight- day strike. here's new video from southern california. the port's clerical workers went on strike and dock workers refused to cross picket lines. the issue claimed that clerical workers could be outsourced and their jobs would go overseas. but they are denying that. the union reached a tentative agreement that will be voted on in the next couple of days. it's expected to pass. >>> 7:39. a lot of rain this morning. grab an umbrella and drive careful. tara, you are seeing a lot of flooded roads. >> that's right. we have a lot of, you know, one to tree feet of water -- to three feet of water. paul avenue southbound, we've had an issthere. 580 westbound at the lakeport avenue. right now we're going to take a live look at the macarthur maze. our bay bridge toll camera is down. you can see all of these folks here trying to get to the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have a lot of backup on the east shore freeway. you can see definitely slow going and these are rain- slicked roads. up next, let's ta
/2% cost of living increases next year and in 2014. there's also a $3500 signing bonus. the port commission is expected to approve this new contract next week. >>> well, close to 38,000 people have already signed an on online petition against the new logo for the university of california. the new, more simple and contemporary image, there it is. it was unveiled on friday. besides the website changed, there's several other facebook pages stopping the university from using. they say they will still use the 144-year-old seal but says the new logo represents a modern look for the university system. >>> police in south san francisco are cracking down on repeat dui offenders. police will be watching for drivers with several dui convictions who are still on the road despite having a suspended license. police say those drivers often do not have insurance and are more likely to receive the seen of an accident. officers say -- leave the scene of an accident. officers say those repeat offenders risk being arrested and having their car impounded. >>> bay area drivers may think that christmas has come e
was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were killed. >>> the beakon on top of mount diablo was lit to remember the attacks, the light turned on at sunset and stayed lit until dawn this morning. it was turned off december 8th 1941 the day after the attack so it would not be a guide for enemy planes. now it's lit once a year to honor those who died. >> some hopeful east bay homebuyers will have the chance to take advantage of a five million dollar pot of money. it's parts of a settlement over fair lending claims. the program happening at the oakland convention center is called city lift and only applies to nine city and alameda. >> we are going to provide 20,000-dollar grant to them. 0% rate as long as they stay in the home for five-years, that $20,000 is forgiven. >> i knew i couldn't afford that much as far as a down payment so i'm excited because it helps me out. >> one of the restrictions you must buy a home with in 60 days, the it runs today from ten to s
. the threatened walk out could have idled ports. a made itemmer is cautionly optimistic. > >>> eight united states sailors are suing japan's electronic power company. they say that the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were delivering aid from the regan after the disaster. they stay they were sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now suffer from cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any financial compensation, i just want the truth to be told. we were lied to. people's lives weren't robust ono the ship. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damages and 30 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that is an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low births and immigration rates as possi
for the port of oakland. >>> swee have new information about a man who took a dangerous fall here in oakland. that's coming up. >>> and could same-sex marriage be once again legal in -- legal in california? ñ? good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm claudine wong in for tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> just hours ago, around midnight our time, japan had a huge earthquake. it was a magnitude 7.3 quake in the where thes off -- waters off northeastern japan. the quake they had today sent people running out into the streets. you can see women there wearing safety masks. electrical and phone lines dangled from power poles. the high rises swayed for several minutes. now, a coastal city did report a three-foot high tsunami.
at the scene. >>> port officials in los angeles and long beach has confiscated rubber duck that is are toxic to children. the safety commission said they contain chemicals known as phalate known to soften plastics. >> they could cause birth detectives and changes in hormone levels. >> kids are almost the most susceptible because they put everything in their mouth. >> toys that contain 1,000 parts phalates are banned. >>> it may be soon -- it may soon be illegal to grow marijuana outdoors even though they allow it. they may consider a policy change after a massive medical marijuana grow operation. the operation was legal and residents worry it could lead to an increase in crime. there were complaints about the odor. >> smells like a skunk. and i mean, literally. a skunk. >> at first, we were being invaded with skunks and then we real losed someone was cultivating marijuana. >> a handful of california cities banned outdoor cultivation including maraga and the city council will discuss a possible ban at a meeting on tuesday. >> they are getting a lot of attention for blaming the closure on yelp
on highway four at port chicago. not a serious crash but they did move it and now traffic has improved as you drive over the hill. there goes bart. they were reporting on time. if you are on highway four it's still slow. also this morning we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, that's backed up to the maze and the metering lights are on. 30 minute delay. it's not -- we used to have friday light but we don't now. right now traffic does look okay. if you are driving on the bridge you should see good conditions. now let's go to steve. >> sal. >> cloudy skies, mostly cloudy, great pictures, sunrise and -- get a little bit of sun but generally cloudy, this system arriving without much left. the one i'm in front of. when it's that far and running in to a -- a split jet stream -- very cool high temperatures here. nice picture from chloe up in clear county showing cloudy skies, looks like precipitation trying to turn. i doubt much of this if anything is reaching the ground. this is a lot of cloud cover and not much rain. so that is the best opportunity for any rain. that won't be very much. th
york street. the boston marine trance port is leaking more than 100,000 gallons just off staten island. the waterways are still open as they clean up that mess. >>> a group of local dancers hope to dance away serious troubles this morning. students at several irish dance schools in the bay area and arizona will be high stepping at the oakland marriott. the event raises money for the victim's of super storm sandy. the dancers are as young as four years old and will be dressed in traditional guard. >>> from the frontlines to the basketball court. it was a special reunion in salt like city. >> keep going. >> how these kids' dad were able to pull off the best holiday present of all. >>> waking up to sunday morning with a few clouds out there and fog and drizzling. coming up the timing of our next storm that will be aprepping the bay area. bay-- that will be approaching the bay area. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to downloa
. >> the port of oakland's maritime director will still be getting a paycheck in the new year even after he resigned because of a financial scandal. james kwon will work as a consultant for seven years next year. he will stay on to help with a transition. some economic reports say they were surprised. >> they need to the truth and tell it fast. somebody else is going to. >> reporter: now, ktvu has learned that kwon will be paid $109 an hour based on his $214,000 salary as the maritime director. >>> it is nine minutes before 8:00. a 15-hour closure on one of the busiest freeways in the east coast. this freeway is normally packed to begin with. the deadly chain reaction crash and the cleanup crews had to do overnight. >>> one family that's homeless feels very grateful this holiday season. they have a place to stay in a crowded homeless shelter in san francisco. why that shelter is overflowing. and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with sta
's family members that are hospitalized. how can that be christmas. >> reporter: steve ra a port, fox news. >>> 7:41. he was one half of tv's -- odd couple. >>> and a tribute to newtown's little angel. the memorial display inside the national cathedral. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> welcome back. delta has received an overwhelming response to its announcement that it will hire 400 new flight attendants. 400 openings but they've received 22,000 applications so far. interviews are scheduled to start next month. the new hires will start flying in june. but delta says it needs people who speak japanese, mandarin, hinddy or portuguese. they need mor
on right now. this fire happened on bridge port court in san jose. the building effected is at the very end of this court to the left. you can see some of the fire trucks still out here. right now investigators are going through the apartment where this fire happened. combing through some of the evidence. trying to get some information to figure out how this fire started. it broke out around 11:00 last night. three people perished in the fire. according to several neighbors we talked to this morning the people who died were two grandparents and their granddaughter. they estimate she was about five years old. now the fire started and was mostly contained to the second story apartment building where the family was living. according to the neighbors we talk to the grandparents, mother and father and several children all lived in the apartment unit together. some of the family members escaped but the grandparents and the young girl did not make it out. neighbors who rushed outside during the fire said they could tell the family was frantically trying to get help. >> the window is broken and the
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